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The Need for Social Auditing in Education



In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the need for accountability and transparency has never been more pronounced. Social auditing, a process that evaluates schools’ and curriculum systems’ academic, social and ethical impact, is emerging as a crucial tool in ensuring that educational systems meet their intended goals while addressing societal concerns.


Education is not merely about academic achievements; it plays a pivotal role in shaping the values, attitudes, and skills of individuals. Social auditing in education goes beyond conventional metrics like test scores. It examines inclusivity, diversity, and the overall well-being of students, teachers, and the community.


By conducting social audits, educational institutions and communities can identify areas that need improvement, assess their social responsibility, and align their policies with broader societal objectives. This approach promotes equity, fosters a sense of belonging, and combats discrimination.


Moreover, social auditing encourages collaboration between schools, parents, students, and the wider community, fostering a collective responsibility for education. It ensures that educational institutions are accountable not only to themselves but to the society they serve.


In an era of increasing scrutiny and evolving educational goals, embracing social auditing is imperative. It paves the way for more holistic, equitable, and responsible education systems that cater to the diverse needs of communities. Measureme™, the first Self-Assessment + Randomised Social Audit (SARSA) platform for education, addresses this need in education.

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